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Chandler Hovey Park and Marblehead Lighthouse

Follett Street Off Ocean Avenue, Marblehead, MA
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Not your typical lighthouse

If you’ve ever been down to south Florida, you have seen a lighthouse similar to this one. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynn L
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Worth the stop!

The gravel parking lot is small, but if you’re lucky enough to find a space it is worth the stop... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Debbie M
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La Center, Washington
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Follett Street Off Ocean Avenue, Marblehead, MA
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"north shore"
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"sailboat races"
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"views are spectacular"
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"the atlantic ocean"
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"run around"
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"calming effect"
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"rock formations"
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"watch the boats"
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"great place for a picnic"
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"enjoy the view"
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"benches"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’ve ever been down to south Florida, you have seen a lighthouse similar to this one. The parking is very limited, but, if you can find a spot, this park is worth a visit. Very beautiful, and the water was so clear.

Thank Lynn L
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The gravel parking lot is small, but if you’re lucky enough to find a space it is worth the stop. The views are spectacular of the harbor, unique 1895 lighthouse and Atlantic ocean. There is a small covered shelter, restrooms and benches on the grass....More

Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We lucked into a parking spot at the park and enjoyed a stroll around the light. There were fabulous views and many benches to just sit and reflect. The only downside is that I kept hearing a high pitched noise and I was wondering which...More

Thank Buttercup92
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Nice view of the harbor. You can see the town from here. Good place to take photos or have a picnic. It can be windy.

Thank Grizlette
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

All of my Marblehead reviews start the same. Marblehead is like a wonderful little jewelry box. By foot, walking just a few blocks... By car, driving just a few miles... You can see and feel all of the jewlels. This one is by car! One...More

Thank 69dude
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Nice place to sit and watch the Yachts and boats got in to Marblehead or up to Salem. Benches to sit on if you want as well as an undercover area. Its a lovely drive from Marblehead over the Causeway to get there.

Thank Hilary A
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This park is a great destination for all. There are many benches for those who like to sit and watch the boats coming and going. Room to run around or climb on rocks for kids. Parking is somewhat limited.

Thank msmermaid38
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Chandler Hovey Park provides a spectacular view of Marblehead Harbor, across to Salem and Beverly. Great spot to watch the sailboat races depart and return on Wednesday nights and Sundays. Best onshore fishing spot for stripers. Good free parking, as well.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a very nice relaxing spot and also very romantic. It is a wonderful wide view of the busy Harbor with very nicely placed benches for you to sit and watch the sailboats. Just lovely!

Thank Geri G
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The lighthouse here is a little odd and out of character with others we visited in New England. However, the park does provide great views of Marblehead harbour which is packed with boats. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank KP11347
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